Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and monitoring systems were assessed for buildings to reopen. Facilities staff also evaluated the functionality of each building's HVAC system, and when feasible, increased the volume of outside air intake.
By increasing the volume of outside air, previously-conditioned existing air within a building is minimized, lessening the risk of recirculating airborne coronavirus particles.
Our commercial-grade air handling systems are equipped with air filters. Although there is no evidence of droplets being able to travel the required distance within a building’s ductwork to be captured within a filter, some reduced exposure can reasonably be inferred based on the filter’s ability to remove particles.
PPE and COVID-19 Supply Considerations
All supplies related to COVID-19 are ordered and distributed through Facilities Management. Please submit a work order to order more supplies. Choose the health and safety icon and list the PPE you are requesting in Step 3 box.